Neck Pain

Neck Pain

What Causes Neck Pain

The reasons for neck pain can be all over the place in regards to what caused it.  Our facility wants what is best for its patients, which is why after our initial visit examination our doctor will provide his patient with his medical opinion on what he believes is the cause, along with an outlined plan for treatment.

The most common causes for neck pain typically are:

  • Postural strain from prolonged sitting or hunching over.
  • Sprain/Strain from a trauma, fall, or lifting injury
  • Wear and tear of the spinal joints from repetitive body movements
  • Arthritis

What we MUST know first

Depending upon the reasons for your neck pain complaints, there are circumstances when alternative care is not an appropriate.  Should a particular condition in present health history prevent the option  of providing a patient with chiropractic adjustment, and muscle massage work, then an outside referral to a provider more suited for that patient is needed.

Be sure to inform any chiropractor of any diseases, or more serious medical conditions, that may contribute to your neck pain prior to treatment.  This information could be imperative to ensuring the care you receive is not a contraindication to a method of treatment.  It is your responsibility to ensure we are made aware of any medical condition that may support a decision for outside referral, or obtaining from a specific modality of treatment.

What works

Nearly 45% of American working professionals seek help for neck pain.  While not as disabling as Low Back Pain, it often leads to those seeking neck pain treatment and self care.  Chiropractic care has been shown over and over to be a safe and effective alternative method for treatment.  Our care often comes with less side effects than standard medical care.  Our clinic utilizes several different methods for those looking for help with neck pain complaints.  When searching for a Chiropractor, always ask specifically how the doctor treats, as it can affect how quickly you experience relief.

Once the cause and reasons for neck pain has been identified, then said cause can can be treated rather than just the symptoms.  This is the large difference in chiropractic alternative care compared to other methods of symptom control.

Our neck pain treatment starts with muscle work or massage to first loosen up the area. Next, spinal adjustments can be utilized to treat the foundation of what all your bodily structures (muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves) are built upon. It is not uncommon for us to treat our patients with electrical muscle stimulation as well to help reset some of those same muscles and provide additional relief.  Lastly, self-care and home exercises can be taught to help keep neck pain decreased and reduce the risk of a flare-up.

It is the medical opinion of Dr. Justin Davis that this extensive type of treatment gets the best and quickest results, which can be seen both clinically and in studies.

Next Steps...

Contact our clinic to make an appointment today!  Don't wait for a small problem to turn into a more severe limitation!  Call us today (503) 206-4620.

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Elevation Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
9900 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 185
Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 206-4620
Text: (503) 496-7351
Fax: (503) 213-9800
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